Cougar - Moderator
What I do have a problem with is removing so much of the original that their is no point in maintaining the Holmes link.
Is there any point in not doing?
Well, if you want to write something totally original, then do so.
If you're writing an adaptation, then I feel there should be certain level of fidelity to the original characters.
Would it make a massive difference to your enjoyment of the show if we were watching the adventures of famous consulting detective Dave Smith and his associate Doctor Johnson?
If someone rewrote Macbeth, changed the names and claimed it as their own, I think people would notice.
Or would we all be sat here pissing and moaning that it was just a Sherlock Holmes rip-off?But of course we would.
molgrips - Member
The characters are still essentially the same, but in a modern context. That's good enough for me.
Yes, I agree. As I have said repeatedly.